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Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With only three final days of probation, Collin (Daveed Diggs) must stay out of trouble for a chance at a new beginning. Blindspotting is directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. Co-writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal star in this timely urban story...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Metropolitan Opera presents an encore of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at Palace Cineplex at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 29. Beloved American soprano Renee Fleming joins Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for a performance of Tchaikovsky's...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

This summer is shaping up to be a busy one for the consistently impressive In. Digg.Nation collection of musical acts.Following the release of his fourth album - A Matter of Time, which has caught the attention of monolithic international pop-...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica-born dancer and choreographer Kris Jobson, has added to his growing list of accomplishments when he was commissioned as the choreographer of the German tour for Andrea Bocelli in concert, performing with renowned ballerina and model Lia...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Janet Silvera/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU:While it was Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley who was celebrating a birthday, he was the one who left all those at the closing night of Reggae Sumfest 2018 with a musical gift.The 2017 Reggae Grammy winner worked like an inspired man,...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prince Harry and Sir Elton John have joined forces to launch a new "billion-dollar" global AIDS prevention initiative yesterday.The 33-year-old royal and the Rocket Man musician attended the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam,...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Devon House is quickly evolving into a one-stop shop for entertainment options in the Corporate Area. Long accustomed to ice-cream and picnic dates, the historical site now hosts night events, thanks to the establishment of leisure spaces like...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Playwright and producer Basil Dawkins remembers a time when Fridays were a strong theatre-going night - then in came the Happy Hour watering-hole phenomenon, with reduced costs for liquor and, in most cases, free entry. That hit one of the weekend...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 11:15 AM

​Later this year singer, actor and human right activist Harry Belafonte, will join the list of persons who have been bestowed with the Order of Merit (OM) by the Jamaican government for his “outstanding contribution” in the...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-four-year-old Macklin McLune says only death will keep her away from Reggae Sumfest. McLune has been going to the annual festival for the past 10 years and is yet to be disappointed by the quality of the entertainment. McLune told The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

At 11 years old, Mariano 'Dread Mar I' Castro received his first Bob Marley cassette. The Argentinean reggae artiste describes Marley as his first music teacher. "From just listening to Bob, I was able to learn all the elements of the music," he...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In 2017, Reggae Sumfest expanded its entertainment package to offer patrons a week's worth of activities. Seeking to make the festival more competitive with other major reggae festivals across the globe, the Sumfest team said the move was to show...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

It seems that whenever you go to the movies these days, you're never too far from the latest comic book epic. It's comforting to know that when the cinema gets saturated with superheroism, there are films made by great actors like Denzel Washington...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 5:05 PMAdrian Frater and Janet Silvera

Western Bureau          While it was Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley who was celebrating a birthday, he was also the one giving out the goodies - dazzling music, sweet memories and insightful parenting advice...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 1:15 AMJanet Silvera

Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley, who turned 40 today, says it is great to be home performing at Reggae Sumfest on his birthday. The artiste, who recently completed a European tour, said it was very normal to perform on his birthday. "Music...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:41 AMOkoye Henry

  Reggae artiste Fanton Mojah, brought the message of unity to the people of Montego Bay while performing on Festival Night 2 of Reggae Sumfest 2018. The 'Mama Hungry' entertainer expressed his discontent...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The camaraderie that existed among veteran entertainers in the very early years of Jamaican popular music seem almost non-existent among the current set of entertainers.I remember Bob Andy telling me that while he was about to record the 1966 mid-...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A round of applause erupted at the arrivals patio of the Norman Manley International Airport as the purple-clad members of deCarteret College Choir emerged. Parents, teachers, and schoolmates had gathered to welcome the award-winning group home from...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

On the face of it, Lone Ranger's song Love Bump seems to be about the visible after-effects of two lovers nuzzling as he asks, "how yu ketch de love bump?" and immediately answers, "when you're young and in love." He then enquires, "how the love...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

With a street dance on nearly every corner almost every day of the week, one would be hard pressed to find a live band performing at one's favourite restaurant, lounge, or any such venue. While it might have been easier in the past to find live...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 11:19 PMShereita Grizzle

The next generation of reggae stars are ready to chart their own course as they look to come out from under the shadows of their superstar parents. Abatau, son of reggae star Tony Rebel, and Imeru Tafari, son of Queen Ifrica, both put in great...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 11:15 PMShereita Grizzle

Although special arrangements had been made with the authorities for Reggae Sumfest to go beyond the usual lock off time for entertainment events, organisers were trying to make a 5 a.m. deadline for Friday night's performances. This resulted in...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 5:22 AMJanet Silvera

Neither Gucci, Moschino nor Michael Kors made it into the fashionable Reggae Sumfest mall that transformed the grounds of the Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay, St James. In fact, Night One of the event tagged the world's largest reggae...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

There is an act that I call riddim rape , which I first saw at a gas station on Mannings Hill Road, St Andrew, at a time when there were still Shell-branded service stations in Jamaica.A car with a few men on board and tunes pumping, drove in not to...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

As sunset fell on the Hudson River in New York last Sunday, hundreds of music lovers scurried to find the perfect spot at Hastings on the Hudson , a sprawling, luxurious riverside venue to enjoy Blue...

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